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  1. I found an odd block letter combo on the treasury serial number when compared to the back plate number and Fr. number for my Paris, AR The First NB Ch. # (S)11592 PMG 20 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 SN 2200/U55355 pp B/96 dated Jan. 20, 1920. That BP # could be a 98, but definitely just two digits. The back plate number and U- Block SN seemed way too low for a Fr. 633 plain back. Of my other Eliott | Burke notes, the lowest BP was 651 with an RE Block combo. So I checked my Kelly reference for Arkansas banks that issued 4x$10 sheets and sure enough, Paris was one of a baker's dozen that shunned the
  2. No No, Matt did it wrong. To get the population for a given block combo, you have to do what I said. Matt has circled the population for ALL block combos for that Fr. #. Matt may not know about block combos as a CCG rep...???
  3. ddr70

    A Keene National

    Stacks has posted on eBay (~11 Apr 2020) the Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 PMG 25 Net, $10 1875 Fr. 416 Allison | New from the sheet prior to my note, so SN 2689/K296098 pp A PMG 2508047-011 in a PMG 20 with comment minor repairs. If you had to own a sequential pair of plate A $10 1875 Fr. 416 from The Citizens NB of Keene, NH, I would let you buy mine (I'd like to buy the note from Stacks myself, but the cash dump truck keeps missing my house Just how many sequential SN notes are there on series 1875 $10 nationals? That would be Keene to own!
  4. Ok, thanks Ali. Anything the senior team comes up with for Nationals would be appreciated; I've seen no additions in years.
  5. Nice! I like the flowers and the animals. I had to look up Harare--I didn't know it was the capital. The symbols in the lower right look like a counting system. They remind me of Mayan base 20 number system, but I haven't figured it out for Zimbabwe.
  6. Hi Ali, I'd like to see competitive Large size nationals sets by Fr. # for Series 1902 red seals, date backs and plain backs. A second set would be series 1882 Nat'ls and I would include Brown Backs, Date Backs and Value backs. For series 1902, see my signature set here: I think series 1902 by Block letters would be quite useful as one would know about when the note was produced. See my signature set here: Any other sets using the data you have on nationals would be appreciated. Like sets by states. I'd volunteer to set up charter numbers by state and county if it would resul
  7. Here's a good random occurrence for you. Sulphur Springs, TX is the County Seat of Hopkins County. Did you notice the Cashier's signature on the Bel Air, MD note I posted? Bank officers for the Second NB of Bel Air were W. Wylie Hopkins, Cashier (by 1931, President on Small size notes) and Thos. H. Robinson, President. Also a good name given Johns Hopkins Univ. is located nearby in Baltimore. I know I've driven I-30 East out of Dallas at least once, so I've passed by Sulphur Springs. I guess you saw this in wikipedia: "The First National Bank of Sulphur Springs received its national ch
  8. Great bank name especially with the British spelling of sulfur. Kelly only shows this note for SN 1 from Sulphur Springs; T&P know of any others? I found a Sulphur, OK that had a national bank. I would guess the opposite of Sulphur Springs might be shown below.
  9. What set are you working on? Did you see an error message, like note not valid for slot? If you want to create you own, non-competitive set, create a signature set. Go to control panel, scoll to the bottom. Click on create new set, then select the green tab "Create a Signature Set" On next page fill in just the fields with a red star. Signature sets let you enter any PMG certified note.
  10. Well, CaptBrian did mention flowers and plagues, so back on topic would be a note with flowers (there must be some world notes that would fit in here) or an appropriately titled national bank note of course. While I don't have a Roseville, CA note I do have an Orange, CA note and a Floridian would appreciate orange blossoms as a flower I'm sure. So, here's my contribution to thinking about flowers (and not plagues) for now. Perhaps a field of blooms would be appropriate. The second note is from New Bloomfield, PA (named for the location's fields that were in bloom when Perry County needed
  11. PMG holdered a Technicolor note. They occasionally come up on Heritage. I don't see why they wouldn't holder the entire card. I like the bicentennial card! This souvenir card was issued at the 1981 International Paper Money Show in Memphis. It has been cut down to the size of the note as originally issued and was encapsulated by PMG, but not graded. It was printed from an original face plate (catalog # Fr. 1179). Gold certificates are the only US currency ever to be recalled and were illegal to hold until April 24, 1964.
  12. Hope you get pictures working. I've noticed a bunch of listings from sellers normally not very present on eBay. I will look for captbrian2 on eBay, but Nationals are my thing. I did post my one deuce in a PMG holder--it's a radar, and a bicentennial, but in PMG 35 garnering 3 points, I'm last place . But if we only had poor man's sets I'd be #1!!! You can check it out here.
  13. Turned digit or gas pump error (the older gas pumps used to have wheels that turned to show the price and would stop between digits). Slight mis-alignment is very common. They garner a very nice premium when more substantial as depicted below. And what you really want to find is a mis-matched serial number.
  14. Go to PMGnotes.com. Under Resources you'll find PMG Population Report. Select US, then small size federal reserve notes, then click on $1. Go to page 7 or just follow the link below. A search of Fr. 1922-I in the PMG Population report confirms 108 in 66, 87 in 67 and 10 in 68 (of course 65 and above always carry the EPQ designation). You will also find that there are 120 Fr. 1922-I* grading 67. see https://www.pmgnotes.com/population-report/united-states/small-size-federal-reserve-notes/1/?page=7 From this page, click on "BL" beneath 1922-I and then you'll find pops for all Block Let
  15. I think you mean catalog number. The most common catalog for US notes is Friedberg (Fr.) numbers, a common reference that you may find in a larger library. For world notes you would probably use Pick #. Perhaps an easy way to find Pick or Fr. numbers without the reference is to create a free account on heritage auctions. Then a simple search of your notes ought to indicate what the Fr. number is.
  16. Thanks and good to hear from you! Pi Day update: Maryland has shut down all gatherings of people through at least the end of March due to the corona virus, so no spring show in Baltimore this year. I have a Baltimore $5 red seal I was going to drop off for grading--maybe this summer. If I get the grade I expect on that $5 RS, I'll move my MD type set from 36th to 22d place, moving slightly ahead of the Sheik Pittsburgh Ch #252 Same Signature Set (you need another Ch. 252 note Sheik :-). My 1902 Type set for MD is here: Stacks will auction the Garret example of an 1804 dollar w
  17. Pi Day #piday is of course March 14th (or 3.14 [3/14], or “π”) followed shortly by the Whitman Coin Show in Baltimore and Spring! I've been busy making a sub type signature set of my series 1882 Nationals. My 1882 sub types set is a work in progress. Ever seen the Circus Poster variety on a $5 Brown Back?? Take a look. If I'm missing a better way to designate these notes, please let me know. OK, back to Pi Day. Check out this Elk City note from Oklahoma with a charter date of... you guessed it, Pi Day! It sports a nice 4 digit radar serial number as well and was previously in
  18. Neat. Suggest posting a link to the set. From Control panel, find the set and click on signature (far right). Then copy the UBB code in the upper box and past into your journal post (you can edit your original post). That way we can get the same info as on your screen capture, but also open and see each note. So for my Large Size national type set of 1882, see: thanks
  19. Nice website indeed! I like the binary $5s in Gallery 4 the most! Also, sounds like a great show... maybe I'll go next year. Seemed to be strong bids on most currency lots in Heritage's auctions.
  20. Use of the geographical (regional) sort letter stopped in 1924, so the (E)252 note is older. You can also tell it's older because of the treasury SN (ED block in current terminology is well before NH) and bank SN is smaller. Also, the plate letters (F is earlier than HH). The newer note with the HH plate had the signatures engraved on the plates. The older note was likely sent out to a printer to have the signatures added and potentially the quality on the Cashier's signature suffered or that's the signature that was provided by CC Taylor. Interesting difference in Taylor's signature! As
  21. Series 1882 notes use Prest. with the t superscripted. I'm inspired to make a Nationals signature set with Vice Prez signed notes. OK, here it is: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=1440 From the National Bank Act (ch. 58, 12 Stat. 665; February 25, 1863), originally known as the National Currency Act Section 11. The association (the national bank really) were "to choose one of their number as president of such association and to appoint a cashier and such other officers and agents as their business may requ
  22. Excellent tip--I'll have to check out SPMC's site for bank officers. You learn something everyday. I also thought Jas. was for Jason, but looks like it's used for James. As far as a V in front of president, they typically were just penned in as a "v" or "vice" as I have several such examples. Recall my Fostoria, OH note from a previous journal entry (your finds at a local coin shop) where that bank had a stamp made for their VP to routinely use when signing notes. I find this all very interesting, but, no doubt, much more remains to be learned about Sands-if, indeed, anyone ever rec
  23. The N Exchange B of Wheeling, WV Charter 5164, Kelly shows they Chartered 12/29/1898 while their 2d charter notes display 12/16/1898. Officers according to Kelly were: Year President Cashier 1900 JN Vance Lawrence E Sands 1910 JN Vance CW Jeffers 1915 John L Dickey CW Jeffers 1929 JR Naylor CW Jeffers 1931 JR Naylor LJ Yaeger Kelly does not list Vice Presidents or Assistant Cashiers. Also, the Kelly database doesn't have bank officers on Pittsburgh banks. The database covers Ohio well and since Wheeling sticks up between Ohio and PA and was a key site for crossing the Ohio R
  24. Looks like L.S. was just the vice president in Wheeling. Is that a date back or value back? If a value back it's 1915 or later. Also if a value back it has the old backing info 'bonds or other securities' (which is quite common). But this can help pin down the years served as VP. I'm not sure how to use the treasury SN to find when the note was printed. If you get PMG to grade, consider the variety option where you can have the names of the bank officers added to the back of the holder. PMG told me they would do this, but you may want to confirm with a call. Something like penned s
  25. Happy New Years! See my New Castle, PA The Union NB Ch. # (E)8503 PMG25 $20 1902 PB Fr. 652 which renewed its charter on Dec. 31, 1906. An extremely scarce bank in both large and small size, with just nine large and four small examples reported to date. County seat of Lawrence County, 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and near the PA–Ohio border just 18 miles (29 km) east of Youngstown, Ohio. Check it out here with PMG's note verification (which includes a very nice picture) https://www.pmgnotes.com/certlookup/8055906-007/25/ OR you can also find it in slot #15 in my signature set of "Two Sta